I’m nearing the finishing line in my masters program — Science of Professional Communication — which sounds a lot more complex than it often is. I’ve take classes in formal writing, social media, marketing, and how to solve conflicts in the office. But this semester I decided to dive into the world of design.
Obviously I have a little bit of background in knowing what looks good from photography. I’m a whiz in Photoshop, and grew up with the program, so I thought what better way to add something to my repertoire.
We opened the class with Adobe Illustrator, which I thought, “Oh hey, this can’t be so different from Photoshop, amirite?”
While the two programs share some tools, most of them do completely different things. I was so baffled. The way you work with type and images is so much more mechanical than Photoshop. But with a little practice, I got the hang of it.
Our first big assignment included making a set of three logotypes for something, so like any good self-serving human being, I chose myself. Now, as much as I love having an image of myself smashed into a little box as my Facebook icon, I decided I would like it a lot more if I had a cool logo.
So, loyal watchers and readers, if any of these pique your fancy, let me know. I’m trying to decide if I like any of them enough to use them, and which one to pick.